black vinyl !! new eight track compilation for the tenth release on the delsin cameron series. taking in stronghold names as claro intelecto and vril, as well as former contributors to the series shlomo, artefakt and gunnar haslam. as has been the mission for the series before, theres eye for new talent too - in the names of recent delsin newcomer sentomea, the invariants and cameron. all contributors look beyond the dance floor to offer a mixture of moody and atmospheric sounds, which has resulted in a collection that covers so much stylistic ground.
clear vinyl !! new eight track compilation for the tenth release on the delsin cameron series. taking in stronghold names as claro intelecto and vril, as well as former contributors to the series shlomo, artefakt and gunnar haslam. as has been the mission for the series before, theres eye for new talent too - in the names of recent delsin newcomer sentomea, the invariants and cameron. all contributors look beyond the dance floor to offer a mixture of moody and atmospheric sounds, which has resulted in a collection that covers so much stylistic ground.
new years deal - delsins next trick is a debut double 12 from sentomea, an amsterdam native, real name sander schuurman, you might not have heard of but a real synth freak. exclusively producing his music in hardware-based live takes, and that gives rise to perfectly imperfect stuff that feels visceral and alive. often making music with a visual connection, this ep is full of versatile 909 beats and fizzing electronic textures. relative solace is up first and is a frosty house trip with bell textures and melancholic strings sounding all celestial and heavenly. wander is all about a sludgy 909 groove being lit up with bright strings and icy hi hat ringlets as dissonant pads stretch and skew all about the arrangement then fortitude boogie has classic detroit pads, a lovely broken rhythm and a funkateer bassline that makes the whole cut dance and emotional dance. fluid is more stripped back and clean, with rubbery 909 drums plodding below w atery, gurgling synth sounds up top and this most expressive and textural ep closes with the experimental fm synthesis that is matter with its raw, off beat grooves and glassy surfaces, and finally reminiscent, a horizontal, star gazing cut that encourages you to lay back and day dream in the grass.
a year after his first release on the label, german deepsmith sven weisemann is back on delsin with a sophomore effort entitled separate paths. down for his moody outings on labels like mojuba and telrae, this new four track affair continues to mark out the man behind it as a master of atmosphere. grooves floating in mid air and subtle melodies drift by like half remembered thoughts. head music that also makes your body move. it may only be four tracks long, but this ep truly takes you on a journey somewhere far away from this world.
dutch live-act and dj duo artefakt release their atmospheric debut album on renowned techno imprint delsin. known separately as robin koek and nick lapien, the pair first appeared on field records before follow up releases on prologue, delsin and konstrukt. kinship portrays a compelling narrative in a body of work that will undoubtedly keep listeners engaged from start to finish.
michigan artist john beltran s 13th studio album and 3rd on delsin is his most complete and personal work yet. written largely on modular synthesizers for the first time, it melts 90s intelligent techno with post rock and ambient with leftfield downtempo. the seventeen tracks draw on his expert knack for sound design, for melody and atmosphere and make for yet another hugely absorbing affair.
august 2016 saw running back release a first volume of live tracks from redshape, but january 2017 sees the much loved artist return to delsin, his most regard label, for a second offering of the same. this time the ep has one track made in paris, and one in london, and both are filled with the sort of beautifully bleak and lo-fi sounds that have made this man such a standout artist over the years. up first is london, a chugging track that builds in pressurised layers of coarse hi hats, gurgling bass and pinging kick drums. it is a hypnotic groove that teases you as elements drop in and out and hisses of static and broken little guitar riffs add some cheeky funk. on the flip-side, paris is much more playful, with colourful pixelated melodies dancing about the mix, industrial drums working down low and steppy synths fleshing things out. overall it sounds like a future disco for inebriated robots and is one of redshape s more party starting tracks.
atmospheric and ambient dub master yagya serves up stars and dust, his seventh full length album and second on delsin. it finds the icelandic artist perfectly pair melody and minimalism to create ten more tender tracks that will sooth both body and mind with a range of very real emotions. electronic but organic, it is another complete work that encourages you to lay back and get lost in sumptuous sound.
prolific dutch artist conforce is back on his most regular label, delsin, with a fresh new four track ep. it is the second part to his north to south series that started on the label earlier in the year. typically deep offerings that marry driving drums with wide open spaces full of smooth and serene atmospherics. where bubbling underwater baselines and coarse claps making the more techno leaning grooves. overall it s another majestic and elegant ep from one of the finest in the game.
after a fine first ep on the label in 2105, dutch duo artefakt are back on delsin with the mental universe. this four track ep again finds robin koek and nick lapien showcasing their knack for spellbinding grooves of voodoo techno, absorbing ambient and frictionless drum programming after other outings on the likes of prologue and field records.
delsin s dance floor focussed inertia series taps up berlin based producer bnjmn for his droid ep. it s a whirring fusion of wild synths and thumping drums. it s tough and direct and, as ever, is filled with unusual sounds and textures. remixes on the flipside come from cassegrain and inland.
one of the many delsin off shoots welcomes fast rising shlomo to the fray for a new ep featuring three singular originals and one excellent remix from artekfakt. the taapion records boss has previously released on wolfskuil and bright sounds and here serves up some truly sumptuous space techno. the artefakt remix is actually a collage of all three shlomo originals and is a suspenseful, hypnotic and sublime techno roller that carries you tiny another dimension. this is perfectly heady music for cerebral dance floors.
british techno producer tom dicicco makes his debut on delsin now after many fine releases on off minor recordings, the corner and his own run out run and inner surface music. he is someone with a textural richly, forceful sound that is dark and abstract yet enriched with very real emotions and here he is on point once more with some of his most sensitive and cerebral cuts yet.
ever evolving dutchman a made up sound is back with a new ep on delsin a whole six years after his last. here he proves once more why he is so vital across four cuts of heavyweight technosoul. thin air pairs fast-paced 4/4 beats with stormy layered pads, all coalescing into affectional yet powerful techno grooves. in typical amus fashion, with its swung drums, sampled chordlines and flanged percussion it s simply hard to categorize but easy to love.
never one to sit still, core delsin artist conforce is back with a brand new ep on his most regular label. north to south part 1 is the first ep in a two-party story featuring four fresh cuts, it is another deep exploration of musical subtlety and rich sonic design that comes tied to some of the dutchman s more propulsive drum work. artwork by graphic surgery.
delsin records welcomes back dennis van gemert aka area forty_one for a second ep on the label. it is a second part to the nocturnal passions series started back in 2013, and come five years after his first ever release, which was on ann aimee in 2011, once again fusing ambient with techno, downtempo and electro. nocturnal passions part 2 is seven minutes of slithering electro funk. full of twinkling keys and spaced out chords, it has rugged bass and bumpy drums all making you want to move. voyage is then a raw, beat driven yet still brilliantly serene affair with angelic chords, consolation is a comforting, mid tempo tumble through the galaxy with soft focus, rippling melodies and gentle churning kicks and orbiting is a suspensory, fully ambient track that sounds like a slow journey up to heaven. this is teary eyed, emotive stuff that comes from another world entirely.
a year after his last outing on the label, gunnar haslam is back on delsin with four more tracks of idiosyncratic techno. opening up this ep with the title track, haslam cooks up a spangled brew of erratic synths and spinning hi hats and ties them together with a heavy rubber kick drum. followed by sarsi which is then completely different, its a beatless and emotionally forlorn cut that still manages to take you somewhere special. deep dancefloor business taking over on the b-side. scurrying alien sounds closed by a frenzied techno trip. each track here is different from the last, and each track here is a refreshing proposition from one of the most interesting guys around.
there are also more frosty cuts that sound like a chilly autumn walk, tracks that feature emotive neo-classical piano pieces and suggestively rhythmic compositions that sooth your mind. the second half of the record touches on church like passages of synth heavy sounds, strikingly sad violins and lo-fi arrangements that sound, one hopes, a little like what you might hear as you pass from this life to the next.
q3a is a new alias of route 8, a producer who has credits on labels like lobster theremin and nous as well as black venison. now the producer serves up a sumptuous four track ep, space chamber, on the delsin label and it touches on many different styles with equally great results. lost souls is first and is an expansive bit of well driven deep house with rich synths and cavernous innards that really suck you in. next up is another serenely crafted bit of atmospheric house with dusty drums and lose hits all backed with heavenly pads and retro bass. the first of the b-side tracks is a chunky acid kicker with angelic vocals drifting up top as a controlled 303 line rips up the foreground. spaced out and deep, driving yet emotive, it is a moving bit of club music before the b2 trips you out on a silvery electro tip with its icy lines and slap-funk snares. overall, this is an expansive and perfectly formed ep and comes with a sleeve by boris tellegen.
delsin present a new ep by b12 aka steve rutter entitled orbiting souls, a name which comes from the fact the veteran artist has recently spent contemplating the loss of a friend and believes we are surrounded by lost souls and spirits. this is b12 s second ep this year following on from the bokide 325 release on soma records and comes years after still acclaimed album like electro-soma and timetourist on warp records back in the 90s. orbiting souls is a somewhat complex journey, a representation of inner bi polar opposites, isolation, sadness, but also acknowledging the great and wonderful things around that swirl and support and energise us. a perfectly formed sound world that is both absorbing and cerebral and comes with a full colour sleeve by boris tellegen.
2015 repress , delsin is proud to present a first ep by boris bunnik aka conforce. like fellow dutch techno talent delta funktionen, conforce is also from the northern parts of the netherlands. after two debut eps on rush hour and releases on curle and modelism, he just released his well received first album on uk s meanwhile label. on his first delsin ep he presents some slick produced atmospheric tunes, in style of label mates like quince and d5. welcome on board !
prolific dutch artist conforce is back with another lp on delsin records. this one marks something of a subtle evolution in his sound in that it returns to a more organic and immersive aesthetic. made using various bits of outboard gear, it fuses dub rhythm with ambient detail and propulsive 4/4 kick drums to make for absorbing listening. once again, then, this album proves no one does deep electronic music as well as conforce.
enduring ambient and soundtrack specialist john beltran has finished another full length album for delsin records. entitled espais, it lands in summer 2015 and features 17 beautiful tracks that range from dreamy and heavenly to more meaning and moving. emotional from start to finish, it once again finds beltran using moderns tools and techniques with classical musical values. part synthetic and machine made, part organic and natural, it is another fine opus from the michigan man.
the inertia sub-arm of dutch label delsin is back. after a series of 4 eps back in 2012, followed by a mix compilation by delta funktionen, inertia-5 introduces discrete circuit with a fierce three track ep that follows up previous releases on dvs1s mistress recordings.
new on the delsin x-series is my home is sonic, a standout techno, dub and minimal album originally released in 2001 by icelandic producer arnvidur snorrason aka exos on ae recordings. exos is the son of dub techno producer octal and released three albums in his career, as well as a swathe of fine eps on labels like thule, mosaic, slow to speak and has recently being picked up by nina kraviz. his ability to build great atmospheres and heady soundscapes was unrivalled, and though they bottle up influences, they are always fresh, wintry and compelling. few have done minimal dub techno better before or since this masterpiece album, so it s right that 2015 sees it revisited by fans old and new alike.
delsins c-series, that has so far offered up excellently deep house from son.sine and raw sounds from gunnar haslam, now welcomes sven weisemann. known for his deep, atmospheric and cuddly house and dub, he draws on the heritage of detroit and chicago at the same time as imbuing tracks with his own sense of smoky, jazz infused soul. fall of icarus contains it all, heavenly pads accompanied by rasping basslines, blissful ambient chords, buried deep drum lines and beatless dub excursions. a slowly churning current drives things along as you are left suspended in the midst of it all and this one closes out another superlative ep from both delsin and weisemann.
following on from the the likes of the excellent son.sine re-issue, delsin kicks off 2015 with another one in the form of micronism s steps to recovery ep. originally released on nurture records in 1999, the ep, which comes in black and limited coloured vinyl, is a bonafide deep house classic from the short live career of new zealander denver mccarthy. engaging causelss mercy is a contemplative, atmospheric affair with soft drums and celestial pads that could roll and roll forever and you d never get tired. the quiet mind is just as deep, but the spiralling pads and rippling melodies here are more colourful and charming. both tracks are hugely spacious, luxurious affairs whilst constructing space on the flip is a more stripped back and humid number that is more enclosed and oppressive for cosy back room spaces. finally, the title track is a playful, elastic house track with heartwarming hooks and pinging drums. this tasteful ep shines a light on some definitively deep tracks that really do deserve the attention that will now inevitably come their way.
the first release of the new year for delsin records will be the new album from vril. vril debuted on the delsin-label with his excellent vortekz ep early in 2014, which came after releases on his family-label giegling and also semantica in previous years, and was followed up by the torus lp, a double 12inch on giegling affiliate forum. now hes back with his second full length. one day vril sat down in his station and suddenly a portal opened. thru a kind of timehole infinitive moments passed by. luckily he was able to capture a few of those to share with us. the portal closed. nothing was left, no questions. only this lp.